They take up interesting hobbies.
"Interesting" may be putting it nicely, but at some point dads want to break out of their shell. Take Life in Pieces' patriarch John Short. He seems to have a new quirky endeavor every other day, and his claim to fame (so far, anyway) has to be the infamous Cheeto. John cobbled together this horror movie-esque ventriloquist dummy himself. Perhaps not surprisingly, Cheeto didn't take with the rest of the Shorts, which is why John made a second, female puppet called Dorita to keep Cheeto company.
Watch the Season 2 premiere of Life in Pieces on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 9:30/8:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.